About Changing Pathways

Changing Pathways is a place-based domestic abuse support charity that has been supporting survivors and their children in South Essex and Thurrock for over forty years. We have recently expanded to include services in Brentwood, Epping Forest and Harlow.

We provide free and confidential services for people who are currently experiencing, or have previously experienced, domestic abuse and other forms of inter-personal violence including stalking, harassment, ‘honour-based’ abuse and forced marriage. We focus on listening to survivors; together we decide the support required to enable them to take their first step on a pathway to rebuilding their lives.

You will be joining a team of committed and inspiring individuals whose dedication has affected the lives of thousands of women and children in Essex.


Available positions

  • Chief Executive Officer – 37.5 hours per week. Flexibility is necessary for out of hours commitments, including evening and weekend meetings and activities – £66,510 per annum
  • Independent Domestic Violence Advisor (IDVA) – Full Time – based in Basildon
    37.5 hours per week – £23,559 to £25,823 per annum (dependent upon qualifications)
  • Children and Families Senior – Full Time – based at Basildon Refuge but covering Thurrock and Harlow also
    37.5 hours per week, £28,509 per annum

Chief Executive Officer – 37.5 hours per week. Flexibility is necessary for out of hours commitments, including evening and weekend meetings and activities – £66,510 per annum

About the Role

  • To provide leadership and strategic direction to Changing Pathways to enable the achievement of its vision, values and objectives, with the needs of our service users at its centre.
  • To secure stable income streams and ongoing financial viability whilst seeking new opportunities for new business and joint working collaborations.
  • Take responsibility for the financial health of the organisation, through financial forecasting, annual budget setting, stringent monitoring, prudent expenditure, contractual and business continuity planning, ensuring the organisation has the material and financial resources to operate safely and effectively.
  • To be responsible for the management and administration of the organisation ensuring compliance with organisational policies, statutory and non-statutory compliances and legislation.
  • Together with the Chair, to enable the Board of Trustees to fulfil its functions and to ensure that the Committee receives appropriate advice and information on all relevant matters.

The post will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and is open to women only (*Exempt under the Equality Act 2010 Schedule 9, Part 1).

About You

We are looking for an exceptional individual who will

  • Lead and develop Changing Pathways, ensuring we are a well-managed, resilient and highly regarded charity, with the needs of our service users at its centre.
  • Drive innovative business strategies that continue to develop our services, ensuring we are inclusive, flexible, and adaptable and able to respond to demand.
  • To bring enthusiasm, creativity, innovation and strong leadership to enable us to translate our vision for the future into a financially sustainable reality.
  • Work with partners to develop more joined up services and better collaboration, enabling us to respond quickly to revenue generating opportunities.
  • Ensure our services are working effectively, and efficiently and that we are able to adapt to the changing needs of the community.
  • Launch, develop, monitor and evaluate new projects and services, to grow the charity and ensure it is fit for the future.

Changing Pathways Equal Opportunities Statement

Changing Pathways recognises that people with different social and ethnic backgrounds, skills and attitudes, can bring new ideas and perceptions to an organisation.

Changing Pathways is committed to taking positive action to fight unlawful discrimination in every aspect of its work and the services it provides. Changing Pathways believes that everyone has a right to services and employment which are free from direct or indirect discrimination on grounds of gender, race, colour, creed, religion, marital status, sexual orientation or disability or any other grounds protected by legislation.

Additional information/How to apply

Should you have any questions or wish to arrange an informal conversation with the interim CEOs, please speak to Gemma Faraway on 07852 737757 or Sarah Harris on 07940 354027.

To apply please email your CV and covering letter, stating why you are interested in the post of CEO, how you believe you match the role specification and in what ways you meet the criteria set out in the job description, to welcome@changingpathways.org.

If you cannot email documents, please post your CV and covering letter to:

Business Manager, PO BOX 51, SS14 0ND.

Process

All applications will be acknowledged. If you have not received an acknowledgement within three working days please contact welcome@changingpathways.org.

Timeline

Closing date Friday 9th September 2022
Candidates informed of progress of application Friday 23rd September 2022
Interviews Week commencing 10th October 2022

Note: The above timeline may be subject to change

CEO Executive Candidate Pack – Aug 2022


Independent Domestic Violence Advisor (IDVA) – Full Time – based in Basildon
37.5 hours per week – £23,559 to £25,823 per annum (dependent upon qualifications)

About the Role

The role will require you to be based at Basildon, however Changing Pathways are considering a blended working agreement which could include some time working from home.

You will be working with high risk survivors of domestic abuse in the Basildon area, providing support and advocacy to address their immediate risk and safety needs whilst helping them take that first step on a pathway without fear and abuse. In line with the new Domestic Abuse Act, children’s needs will be assessed as victims in their own right with referrals made to Changing Pathways’ Children’s Services where necessary.

This is a fast-paced role working with risk and as such we are seeking a dynamic individual who is skilled in crisis management and able to assess risk for survivors of domestic abuse.

This position requires you to be already working as an IDVA, either qualified or unqualified.

A Safe Lives IDVA or Women’s Aid DAPA qualification would be advantageous.

A vehicle and clean and current driving licence is required for this post.

About You

You will be empathetic, non-judgemental and committed to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion policies and practices.

You will also have an understanding of our core values:

  • Empower individuals to make their own choices in a safe environment to enable them to regain their independence.
  • Work with respect and dignity, valuing each individual’s experiences and circumstances and advocating for their unique needs.
  • Educate on the devastating impact that domestic abuse has on individuals, local communities and society.
  • Collaborate and work in partnership with other organisations to provide the best support for those impacted.

In return, we offer great employee benefits including employer pension contribution, generous holiday entitlement and a focus on learning and development.

How to Apply

For an informal discussion please contact Gemma at welcome@changingpathways.org or 01268 729707 Option 2.

Applications should be received no later than 5pm on 31st August 2022. This vacancy may close before the current listed closing date. If you intend to apply you are advised not to delay submitting your completed application.

Interviews may be held remotely via video.

Changing Pathways is committed to equality and diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

The post will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and is open to women only (*Exempt under the Equality Act 2010 Schedule 9, Part 1).

For information in alternative formats (for example, in braille, large print or an electronic format), please email welcome@changingpathways.org

IDVA GF Parklands FT JD – July 2022

1.-Organisational-Info-for-Applicants

2. DBS Policy Statement

3. Recruitment of Ex-Offenders Policy

4. Application Form Guidance

5. Job Application Form

6. Applicant E&D form


Children and Families Senior – Full Time – based at Basildon Refuge but covering Thurrock and Harlow also
37.5 hours per week, £28,509 per annum

About the Role

The role will require you to be based at Basildon Refuge however Changing Pathways are considering a blended working agreement which could include some time working from home.

Children and Families Senior

You will be responsible for providing support for children and Families. In the senior position, the post holder will be responsible for planning, developing, and monitoring the performance of the children and families service provision, with support from the Ops Manager.

About You

You will be empathetic, non-judgemental and committed to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion policies and practices.

You will also have an understanding of our core values:

  • Empower individuals to make their own choices in a safe environment to enable them to regain their independence.
  • Work with respect and dignity, valuing each individual’s experiences and circumstances and advocating for their unique needs.
  • Educate on the devastating impact that domestic abuse has on individuals, local communities and society.
  • Collaborate and work in partnership with other organisations to provide the best support for those impacted.

In return, we offer great employee benefits including employer pension contribution, generous holiday entitlement and a focus on learning and development.

How to Apply

For an informal discussion please contact Natasha at welcome@changingpathways.org or 01268 729707 Option 2.

Applications should be received no later than 5pm on 31st August 2022. This vacancy may close before the current listed closing date. If you intend to apply you are advised not to delay submitting your completed application.

Interviews may be held remotely via video.

Changing Pathways is committed to equality and diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

The post will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and is open to women only (*Exempt under the Equality Act 2010 Schedule 9, Part 1).

For information in alternative formats (for example, in braille, large print or an electronic format), please email welcome@changingpathways.org

Children and Families Senior JD – May 2022

1.-Organisational-Info-for-Applicants

2. DBS Policy Statement

3. Recruitment of Ex-Offenders Policy

4. Application Form Guidance

5. Job Application Form

6. Applicant E&D form


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